Pretty Pink Posh is hosting a fantastical hop today featuring brilliant projects that use watercolors. I LOVE watercolors. Always have. Typically, I use them from a palette, but today is different! I broke out my new sets of Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencils, and they are just fantastic! And shhhhh!!!!!! Here's a BIG secret! The Stampendous team is doing a major collaboration with Faber-Castell all next week! So this project, you could say, is my little preview.
I started off by stamping the whimsical Ranunculus Field cling stamp with black Memento Ink. Then I broke out my Aquarelle pencils (I love the little grippy dots they have!) and started to color. I used 3 shades per flower, and 2 for the foliage. Background has 2 as well. I would color a flower, and then use the brush the pencils came with to add my water. You can color the whole thing first and then add water, but I was really excited to get my paper wet, and my colors really blended.
After I finished with the image, I let it dry and inked up the edges. I kept the base pretty simple, and added a pretty "thank you" from the Stampendous "Say it Perfectly" clear set. And of course, the sweet ribbon I used is from May Arts. So be sure to head on over to Pretty Pink Posh for all of the blog hop details. And be sure to visit me here next week for the Stampendous and Faber-Castell collaboration. Follow me on Instagram HERE! I am new to the Insta-stuff, so be patient with me while I figure it all out.
Now! On to Left of Center! This week, the challenge is "For the Girls," and we are sponsored by Simply B Stamps.